Random selections from the archives.
Archaeologists are a varied lot. Some are painstakingly unearthing fossilized Homo erectus remains on dusty African plains. [MORE]
I have a confession to make, and it's embarrassing. You see, people are always asking me how I find Charmed Life topics. [MORE]
Some months ago, Mayor Martin O'Malley introduced a new civic slogan: "Baltimore: The Greatest City in America." Public reaction ranged from yawns to snickers. Perhaps the musical mayor should have considered another municipal moniker: "Baltimore: the Banjo City."While the banjo was born during the dark days of our nation's history--more than 300 years ago, when African slaves began fashioning New World equivalents of the stringed instruments they had known in their native lands--the argument can be made that Baltimore is the birthplace of the modern banjo. [MORE]
In mid-1942, Adolf Hitler's armies were storming across Russia and Egypt, having already rolled over most of Europe. On the other side of the world, Japanese warlord Tojo Hideki's belligerent empire stretched from Manchuria to New Guinea. [MORE]
Singing, dancing Ella Shields blew out of Canton bent on conquering the show-biz world. And the East Baltimore girl succeeded. [MORE]